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. a strong place for estee lauder is china, with quarterly sales up 28%. the same cannot be said for yum brands and its k.f.c. brand, and sales at those store open for at least a year in china were down 6% in the fourth quarter. k.f.c. was the target of a chinese government investigation into the use of antibiotics in chicken. it expects earnings per share to fall this year, sending shares down 2.9% to their lowest closing price since july. as we reported earlier in the program, the u.s. government officially filed civil fraud charges against s&p credit ratings services, and the shares of its parent company took another hit. mcgraw hill stock fell another 10.7%. the stock was above $58 per share last friday; tonight, it's below $45, losing more than $3.5 billion of market value in two days. while its competitor in bond ratings, moody's, isn't part of the government suit, its shares also have fallen hard, dropping 8.8% today. it has shed more than $2 billion of market value this week. all five of the most actively traded exchange traded products were stronger today. the nasdaq 100 trackin
years of slow progression. and china is still growing, single-digit levels of growth. brazil is still growing, and russia is still growing. india, which is the fourth of the brick countries, should have a better track in 2014. >> susie: depending which country you're talking about, we've seen investors pouring a lot of money into international equity funds since january. so can they expect to get a good return on international investing in 2013? >> susie, it is going to come down to everybody's timeframe. we are a culture that wants it now. we've been through a lot of problems recently that make people very risk adverse. if you have the patience to sit through volatility, buying emerging markets is a good investment now. however, if you still feel burned by what happened in 2007 and 2008, and are worried that a 10% pullback or a 15% pullback would make you change your approach, be very careful and buying emerging markets. we've had a great run since november and i would counsel some caution. >> susie: you are advising your clients to put their money mostly in u.s. stocks over internat
attacks. tom, this comes as a report in today's "new york times" ties hackers in china for a wide- ranging cyber campaign of attacks on major american companies and the u.s. government. >> tom: increasingly, susie, it's believed those hackers are also targeting u.s. infrastructure targets like pipelines. let's get going with tonight's "market focus." the major stock indices resumed their climb, setting aside concerns about government spending cuts threatened in two weeks. the s&p 500 caught a bid from the opening bell with talk about corporate deals and gains in europe. the index rallied 0.7 to finish at a new five and a half year high. 734 million shares traded on the big board, 1.8 billion moved on the nasdaq. the energy and consumer staples sectors powered the sector gains, up at least 1% each. the utility sector had the third best performance today, gaining 0.9%. with oil prices rallying, the energy sector is the best sector so far this year, with all but three of the stocks making up the sector higher today. marathon oil led the group, up 3% to a new 52-week high. conoco-phillips clos
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